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The One Percent Is Hogging So Much of Our Income That It's Holding the Economy Back

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The reason is quite simple: Those workers are also consumers. When the 99 percent earn more, they spend more, and the one percent can produce more and earn more themselves.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

Sounding the Siren for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Stock Market Jumps After Strong Jobs Report

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Good news was finally good news for the stock market on Friday. Stocks rose sharply in afternoon trading after the government repor...

Nobel Winning Economist: Beware Of The Stock Market Bubble

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to...

Goldman Sachs 'Doing God's Work'

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

I assume Segarra's suit isn't the publicity Blankfein was hoping for, and I wonder what's going on at the NY Fed. When I was at Monster Worldwide, I experienced first-hand Goldman Sachs "doing God's work."

'Tis the Season for (Really Bad) Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's bad enough to receive advice from these "investment professionals" without charge. It must be far worse to pay for it.

Is Your Self-Worth Tied to Numbers?

Dianne Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

It seems there's a number attached to almost everything we do and we've become reliant on these numbers to tell us how we should feel about things. We may be a little older, and hopefully, a little wiser, but it doesn't mean that we still don't look outside ourselves for affirmation that what we're doing is okay.

Obama's Socialist Plot To Ruin America Sends Stocks Soaring

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

Contrary to what Mitt Romney and many on Wall Street predicted, the stock market is booming in President Obama's second term. The Standard & Poor's...

Dow Hits New Record On October Jobs Report

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high after the government reported an unexpected surge in ...

The Dangers of Procrastination

David Wygant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

G rab a pen and paper, and make a list of all the things you desire in your life.We get one shot at life. It's time to start living, not one day, but today!

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

It would be interesting to look out how some of the high-flying technology stocks have performed in an effort to determine whether or not there may be some froth building up in stock prices.

Dow Closes At Record High

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high as investors expect the Federal Reserve to keep up its econ...

The Key Lesson From The Crash Of 1929 That Still Rings True Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Tuesday marks the 84th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. Despite the many decades that have passed, one ...

S&P 500 Closes At All-Time High

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing at an all-time high a day after Washington reached a deal to avoid a U.S. default. The Stan...

Stock Market Thinks Debt Deal Is Near

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with slight gains on Monday as investors bet that there would soon be a deal in Washington t...

Pay Zero Electric Bill. For Life.

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at leas...

Tesla Set to Blow Away Guidance

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Shawn Lawrence Otto

If we assume my Model S was the last one delivered in Q3, that would mean that Tesla's Q3 deliveries were actually 22,017-12,550= 9,467, an enormous surge of production over the Q3 guidance of "slightly over 5,000."

DOW JUMPS 200 POINTS

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is on track for its biggest gain in three months on hopeful signs that a budget impasse in Washington m...

Stocks Close Down Sharply On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Concerns

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing sharply lower as budget gridlock in Washington brings the U.S. closer to a default on its de...

Dow Tumbles 137 Points

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as the partial U.S. government shutdown dragged on with no signs of a softening in the position...

Why The Stock Market Should Not React to Government Shutdown

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. K.C. Ma

These may sound like bad jokes. But the real bad joke is that 800,000 federal employees are out of a job.

Short-Term Is Terminal

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.